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TERPSICHORE (32) Built in 1785, Mistleythorn.
Broken up in 1832.

  • 1794 Capt. S EDWARDS.
    Capt. BOWEN, 09/1794.
  • 1799 Capt. W. H. GAGE, 10/1797, Lisbon.
  • 1800 Ditto, Plymouth.
  • 1801 Capt. John MACKELLAR, 03/1801, blockading Boulogne and Calais.
    In June she was ordered to the East Indies with despatches and specie and on the second of the month ten of her seamen were tried for desertion by a court martial on board GLADIATOR at Portsmouth.
    They were sentenced to receive six dozen lashes each and to lose all their pay.
  • TERPSICHORE was under repair at Bombay during December 1801 when a French squadron threatened Portuguese settlements on the coast.
    Capt. MACKELLAR sailed with 1,000 troops in the MARQUIS CORNWALLIS (48), and a number of Hon. E. I. Co.
    vessels to reinforce them.
    TERPSICHORE sailed from Bombay on 27 March 1802, collected some of the troops under Sir William Clarke that were blockading Goa and, seven days later, landed 3,000 men at Surat to rescue Governor Jonathan Duncan who was besieged there.
  • 1803 Capt. BATHURST, East Indies.
    The French schooner ZEPHYR with a crew of 4 men and carrying 180 slaves was captured off Grande Port on 27 August 1804.
  • On 26 November 1806 TERPSICHORE led Rear Ad. PELLEW's squadron through the Straits of Sunda to Batavia.
    The boats of the squadron covered by TERPSICHORE and SIR FRANCIS DRAKE were then sent in to destroy the Dutch ships which had run themselves ashore there.
  • 1807 Capt. COLLINS (act.) East Indies.
  • 1808 Capt. William Augustus MONTAGUE, East Indies.
    By this time TERPSICHORE had only twenty-six long 12-pounders and two 6-pounders mounted with no more than 180 officers, men and boys, but Capt. MONTAGUE managed to defeat the French 40 gun frigate SEMILLANTE after a chase lasting five days.
  • 1811 Out of commission as a receiving ship at Chatham

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